News and Press Releases of DIW Berlin News and Press Releases en DIW Berlin Vierteljahrsheft 1/2020: Debt – Blessing or Curse? ]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 02:51:00 +0200 A proposal for a Covid Credit Line ]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:45:00 +0200 With regard to current events: Measures implemented at the DIW Berlin Due to the current developments regarding the spread of the Covid-19/Corona virus we will follow the recommendations of the authorities and reduce all social contact to a minimum, starting March 16, 2020, in order to protect all visitors and staff members.

Staff members of the DIW Berlin will, for the most part, have the possibility to work externally. All staff can still be reached via email as well as the usual landline and mobile telephone numbers. For media representatives the staff from our press office can also be contacted via the central email address

All scheduled internal and external events within the DIW Berlin, Mohrenstraße 58, will, for the time being, no longer take place. Individual smaller video and telephone conference opportunities may still take place. Should this be the case, the person responsible for the appointment will contact you directly.

Through the measures that are being implemented restrictions and temporal delays in the handling of internal or external matters may occur; we hope, however, to thus slow down the spread of the virus whilst remaining as active as possible.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We will inform you on our website if there are changes due to current developments.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Marcel Fratzscher: „The ECB is sending a strong signal that now also governments need to act more decisively“ ]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 03:45:00 +0200 Call for Papers: Determinants of Non-cash payments and alternative money ]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 12:44:00 +0200 Aline Zucco has successfully defended her dissertation Aline Zucco, part of the Gender Economics Research Group and GC Class of 2015, has successfully defended her dissertation at Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Essays on Gender Pay Gaps and Wealth Concentration" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Haan (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Silke Anger (IAB).

We congratulate Aline on her success and wish her all the best for her future career.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:01:00 +0200
Master Thesis at DIW Berlin's Climate Policy Department

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:54:00 +0200
Amelie Schiprowski is awarded Best Junior Researcher by the Joachim Herz Foundation The alumna of the Graduate Center and assistant professor at the University of Bonn, Amelie Schiprowski, receives the award by the Joachim Herz Foundation for Best Junior Researcher. A ceremony will be held in Hamburg on March 19, 2020.

The prize honors her work on "The Role of Caseworkers in Unemployment Insurance" with 25,000 euros in prize money. Congratulations for this award.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:12:00 +0200
Jonas Jessen receives BeNA Innovative Research Award Jonas Jessen, doctoral student at the DIW Graduate Center and research assistant in the Education and Family Department, receives the BeNA Innovative Research Award 2019. We congratulate Jonas for the award, which is presented annually by the Berlin Network for Employment Research (BeNA) for outstanding scientific contributions.

For his paper with the title "A Firm-Side Perspective on Parental Leave Absences", which he wrote together with Mathias Huebener, Daniel Kuehnle and Michael Oberfichtner, Jonas was honored at the BeNA Winter Workshop in November 2019. The paper deals with the impact of parental leave on companies and colleagues.

Mon, 06 Jan 2020 09:50:00 +0200
The German Data Forum (RatSWD) calls for adaptation of the German national roadmap process to increase participation of social, behavioral, and economic researchers ]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:02:00 +0200 On December 5, 2019, DIW Berlin honored this year's graduates of the Graduate Center, the BDPEMS and the doctorates at DIW. On December 5, 2019, DIW Berlin honored this year's graduates of the Graduate Center, the BDPEMS and the graduates at DIW. In a festive ceremony DIW President Marcel Fratzscher congratulated all new PhDs and GC Vice Dean Carsten Schröder presented the certificates. The program was musically accompanied by Benedikt Bindewald (violin) and Tabea Schrenk (cello).


Back row from left to right: Vera Zipperer, Tatsiana Kliatskova, Jakob Miethe, Martin Bruns, Dawud Ansari (Kerstin Bernoth, Marcel Fratzscher, Carsten Schröder);
Front row from left to right: Sophia Schmitz, Cortnie Shupe, Mila Staneva, Olga Spiridonova, Pauline Affeldt (Helmut Lütkepohl, Klaus Eisenack);
Photo: Florian Schuh/DIW Berlin

We also congratulate all graduates who could not participate in Berlin:
Daniel Bierbaumer, Khalid ElFayoumi, Stefan Etgeton, Thore Schlaak, Julia Schmieder, Ulrich Schneider, Maria Metzing, Helke Seitz

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:27:00 +0200
Thore Schlaak has successfully defended his dissertation Thore Schlaak, who works at the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Essays on Structural Vector Autoregressions Identified Through Time-Varying Volatility" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Lars Winkelmann (FU Berlin).

We congratulate Thore on his success and wish him all the best for his future career.

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:01:00 +0200
Dawud Ansari has successfully defended his dissertation Dawud Ansari, who works at the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Numerical models for emerging energy and resource issues: Examples from tight oil, global energy, and rural electrification" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Franziska Holz (DIW Berlin).

We congratulate Dawud on his success and wish him all the best for his future career.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:16:00 +0200
DIW GC graduate receives Ernst Reuter award Dr. Annika Schnücker, who graduated in 2018, is receiving this year's Ernst-Reuter-Preis for Outstanding Young Scientists at Freie Universität, Berlin.

She is being honored for her dissertation "Model Selection Methods for Panel Vector Autoregressive Models," which is selected as one of the 5 most outstanding dissertations of 2018 at Freie Universität, Berlin.

Georg Weizsäcker, Dean of the Graduate Center, and Helmut Lütklepohl, first supervisor of the dissertation, congratulate her earning this distinguished award.

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 02:26:00 +0200
New Report Published: Building blocks for a climate-neutral European industrial sector ]]> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:24:00 +0200 Marcel Fratzscher: „Mario Draghi will be remembered as a great European“ ]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 04:32:00 +0200 European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration ]]> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:27:00 +0200 The Berlin School of Economics welcomes the new Ph.D. students with a welcome Event at DIW Berlin ]]> Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:28:00 +0200 Joint economic forecast autumn 2019: Economy Cools Further – Industry in Recession Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in cooperation with the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna

Germany’s leading economics research institutes have revised their forecasts for economic growth in 2019 signifi­cantly downward. They expect Germany’s gross domestic product to increase by 0.8%. This is more than one percentage point less than in autumn 2018, when the forecast was still for 1.9% growth. In contrast, the institutes confirm their previous forecast for the year 2020: gross domestic product is expected to increase by 1.8%. These are the results of the Joint Economic Forecast for spring 2019, which will be presented in Berlin on Thursday.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0200
New DFG project: SOEP researchers study the role of health in refugees’ integration How do refugees differ from other population groups with respect to health? And how are health inequalities between refugees and others related to living conditions and the health care system? These research questions will guide the project “Refugee Migration to Germany: A Magnifying Glass for Broader Public Health Challenges” (PH-LENS), which started work on October 1, 2019, for an initial period of three years. Jürgen Schupp, Vice-Director of the SOEP, and Hannes Kröger, Post-Doc at the SOEP will be working in PH-LENS on the subproject “Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany” (LARGE). Their research will focus on developing a set of indicators of refugees’ physical and mental health based on data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees, and studying what role these indicators play over time in refugees’ integration into German society.

The Joint Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) approved funding for the project in July 2019 at the recommendation of the DFG Senate. Initial funding will be 425,436 euros.

Press release on the newly approved DFG research units:

PH-LENS with all sub projects in the DFG list of projects

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 03:37:00 +0200